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  • Writer's pictureShazia Peeran

Ways You Benefit From Volunteerism

Updated: May 31, 2021

The phrase "Volunteer" might bring to mind thoughts of hard work and making the most of an opportunity. However, if you considers the many ways that Volunteering can benefit you and your community, you might find that you should consider volunteering often and on Memorial Day.

Memorial Day is a important day to help families in their search for closure. Here are some ways that volunteers can use this special day to give to those in need. Memorial Day is not only a day to celebrate the lives of those who have lost a loved one but also to raise money for veterans and those who have served. In the process of volunteering, many individuals and groups will donate time, money, skills, and an activity. These volunteers give of themselves, and in so doing to give back to the community that benefits their cause. Many veterans also choose to volunteer their time by participating in Memorial Day volunteering events.

In some localities, particularly those where large Memorial Day events take place, there will be a variety of activities and events to participate in. Many organizations welcome volunteers to fill various positions at events. These veterans can be assigned specific duties according to their interest and talents. For instance, some volunteer positions may call for the assistance of a cleanup crew, an organization that provides assistance to handicapped individuals, or another veteran group that requires a different level of skill set and attention.

Those students and young adults who have been struggling with college applications are always encouraged to consider volunteering. Even if the student already has a significant amount of experience helping others, they may find that volunteering can further personal growth. If a student sees that others can benefit from what they are doing, they are more likely to continue with their community service after graduation and volunteer for other meaningful causes in their future.

Although working on volunteering committees and programs may involve spending time away from home, most participants are happy to spend part of their day helping others. Sometimes this involves spending time at a local homeless shelter. Other times it means helping to tutor high school and college students who need additional help studying. It may even mean spending one day helping to feed children, or in an animal shelter.

If you are considering volunteering or participating in community service projects in your community, consider your reasons for doing so before committing to anything. Know exactly what it is you want to achieve and by helping others. Find out if your chosen activity fits with what you want to do. Consider whether you can handle being away from home for a period of time and if you feel comfortable being alone in a strange environment. Be realistic about what you can handle before accepting a commitment to any community service projects.

Whatever you choose to do, take action and start volunteering today.


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